Getting the Best Computer Software
by: Morgan Hamilton
What do you want to be when you grow up? Maybe you've always planned on
being a cowboy. You know, taking on the Wild West with a six-shooter on
your side and no friends, but a fast horse. Doesn't that sound ideal?
Uhh, actually now that I say it out loud, it sounds pretty crumby.
guess the whole appeal of riding the range is not what it used to be.
These days most of us are more used to riding our computer desks than
anything else. This brings up an interesting topic. What about
computers? Hey, this is where the future is at. Although folks have been
saying that for years now, it's still very true. In fact, that is the
reason so many individuals are acquiring computer software training.
Are you getting the proper computer software training for a bright
career? It's not like this is a rare field anymore. Oodles of high
school graduates are heading off to college in search of quality
computer software training. It's where the jobs are. Companies are
always looking for more computer savvy individuals. Just take a gander
at any job description. Heck, 90 percent of them want you to have
computer skills. I was surfing Monster.com and
last night and spotted a number of job opportunities that specified
computer software training. If you stop to think about it, this is not
bizarre in any way.
How many computers do you think there are in use on
any given day? I would wager that there are quite a few. Imagine every
company, business and home. This is how we go about our daily lives in
the modern era of technology. It's all about software, hardware, and
cyberspace. You simply can't have too much computer software training.
Where would you go to attain computer software training? You could
always hit up the local Universities. It's simple now days because all
the information you need regarding classes is online. How cool is that!
A second option for computer software training is a community college.
This way you can save money and keep a flexible schedule. Furthermore, I
don't know if you are aware of it or not, but you can get computer
software training from your very own home. That's right! All you need is
a personal computer and Internet connection.
Your computer may incur system freezes, software conflicts,
hard disk problems that may require system recovery. You may experience problems
going online, but you don't know if your modem took a hit or if it is your
internet service provider's servers that are down. You may need to have more
computers networked, but you don't know how to setup a router. There are times
you may need advice to determine if it's time to retire that old computer rather
than repeat the repair cycle. Seeking help may save you money.
Once you have taken your new computer system out of the
box, if you're not totally comfortable with the computer setup process, you may
not want to make a serious mistake. If reading computer technical manuals is not
your definition of fun, maybe you'll be better off skipping technical support
and call in live help. An experienced computer professional can take care of the
whole setup, installation and check the whole system is working properly, saving
you time and hassle. Plus, your tech support is only a phone call away.
Syrian blows himself up outside German music festival, 12 wounded
7/25/2016 4:57:06 AM
By Andreas Burger ANSBACH, Germany (Reuters) - A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago blew himself up on Sunday outside a crowded music festival, injuring 12 people in the country's fourth violent attack on members of the public in less than a week. A spokeswoman for the Bavarian state police force said on Monday it was unclear whether the man was an Islamist militant, and that investigations were continuing. German newspaper Die Welt quoted Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann earlier as saying: "My personal view is that it is unfortunately very likely that a real Islamist suicide attack took place here." The incident, on top of three other attacks since July 18 that left 10 people dead and 34 injured, will fuel growing public unease about Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy.
Suicide car bomber kills at least 14 north of Baghdad: police
7/25/2016 2:26:33 AM
A suicide car bomber killed at least 14 people including women and children packed into a minibus at a checkpoint outside a central Iraqi town on Monday morning, police and hospital sources said. A police officer at the scene said most of the victims died inside their vehicles while waiting to enter Khalis, about 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad. "We still have charred bodies inside many vehicles including a minibus packed with women and children," the police captain said, requesting anonymity.
Turkish Airlines fires personnel after failed coup: media
7/25/2016 5:04:02 AM
Turkey's state-run Turkish Airlines fired more than 100 employees, including management and cabin crew, as part of a purge at state institutions to root out supporters of an abortive coup, Turkish media reported on Monday. The dismissals at the national carrier occurred late on Sunday after it was determined the employees were linked to a religious movement President Tayyip Erdogan has said attempted to overthrow the government on July 15, Sabah newspaper said. An official at Turkish Airlines, Europe's fourth-biggest carrier, declined to comment.
ASEAN breaks deadlock on South China Sea, Beijing thanks Cambodia for support
7/25/2016 2:53:37 AM
By Michael Martina and Manuel Mogato VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations overcame days of deadlock on Monday when the Philippines dropped a request for their joint statement to mention a landmark legal ruling on the South China Sea, officials said, after objections from Cambodia. China publicly thanked Cambodia for supporting its stance on maritime disputes, a position which threw the regional block's weekend meeting in the Laos capital of Vientiane into disarray. Competing claims with China in the vital shipping lane are among the most contentious issues for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, with its 10 members pulled between their desire to assert their sovereignty while finding common ground and fostering ties with Beijing.
China says South Korea's THAAD anti-missile decision harms foundation of trust
7/25/2016 5:12:25 AM
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has criticized South Korea's move to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile defense system to counter threats from North Korea, saying it harmed the foundation of their mutual trust, news reports said on Monday. The announcement by South Korea and the United States this month that they would deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) unit has already drawn protests from Beijing that it would destabilize regional security. The decision to deploy THAAD is the latest move to squeeze the increasingly isolated North Korea, but China worries the system's radar will be able to track its military capabilities.
Ties with Turkey will be impacted if U.S. doesn't extradite Gulen: minister
7/25/2016 3:43:49 AM
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's ties with Washington will be impacted if the United States does not extradite the cleric it accuses of masterminding a failed military coup, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday, adding he would meet with U.S. officials on the topic during a coming visit. Cavusoglu made the comments in an interview with private broadcaster Haberturk TV. Turkey says cleric Fethullah Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in the United States since 1999, was responsible for the July 15 coup attempt that aimed to overthrow the government. Gulen denies the charge. ...
Beijing dodges ASEAN rebuke over South China Sea row
7/25/2016 2:51:06 AM
Southeast Asian nations Monday ducked direct criticism of China over its claims to the South China Sea, in a diluted statement produced after days of disagreement that gives the superpower a diplomatic victory. The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) avoided mention of a ruling by a UN-backed tribunal which had rejected China's claims and infuriated Beijing. Instead, ASEAN repeated that it was "seriously concerned" by "land reclamations and escalation of activities" and called for "self-restraint" in the strategic waterway.
Sam Allardyce 'very proud' to be England manager
7/25/2016 5:25:01 AM
London (AFP) - Sam Allardyce said Monday that he was "very proud" to be named England manager and felt confident that he "fitted the chair".
Turkey targets media after coup as Erdogan meets opposition
7/25/2016 5:22:36 AM
Turkish authorities on Monday issued arrest warrants for over 40 journalists in a new phase of the controversial legal crackdown after the failed coup, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was to host opposition party chiefs for an unprecedented meeting. Over 13,000 people have been detained so far in a vast sweep in the wake of the July 15 coup bid, which the authorities blame on the reclusive US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen. The crackdown has raised tensions with the European Union, further hampering Ankara's stalled membership bid, while a potential diplomatic crisis with Washington is looming if the United States refuses to extradite Gulen to Turkey.
Syrian migrant blows himself up near German music festival
7/25/2016 5:18:34 AM
A Syrian migrant set off a bomb near a music festival in southern Germany, killing himself and wounding a dozen others in the third attack to hit the region in a week, authorities said Monday. The 27-year-old had spent time in a psychiatric facility, but the authorities said an Islamist motive seemed "likely" for the attack in the city of Ansbach Sunday night. Germany is reeling after nine people died in a shopping centre shooting rampage in Munich on Friday and four people were wounded in an axe attack on a train in Wuerzburg on July 18.
China jails former senior military officer for life in graft case
7/25/2016 5:17:27 AM
BEIJING (Reuters) - A military court in China on Monday jailed for life a former top military officer for corruption, state media said. Guo Boxiong was a vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission until he stepped down in 2012. Last year, the government said it would prosecute him for graft. (Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
Sweden's Migration Agency cuts forecast for asylum seekers this year
7/25/2016 5:15:36 AM
Sweden's Migration Agency expects up to 50,000 asylum seekers in 2016 after last year's record influx, a new forecast showed on Monday. The Migration Agency said it expected between 30,000 and 50,000 to claim asylum in Sweden this year against a previous forecast of between 40,000 and 100,000. Sweden took in around 160,000 asylum seekers last year but numbers have dropped to around 2,000 per month after the introduction of border controls as well as measures making it harder for refugees to enter the European Union.
Egypt's el-Sissi scraps attendance at summit in Mauritania
7/25/2016 5:14:40 AM
CAIRO (AP) вЂ Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has canceled his visit to Mauritanian to attend the Arab League summit there, sending instead his premier as the head of the delegation.
Suicide bomber kills 12 at checkpoint north of Baghdad
7/25/2016 5:11:51 AM
A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle near a crowded checkpoint north of Baghdad on Monday, killing 12 people, security and medical officials said. The blast at the entrance to the town of Khales also wounded 37, according to Diyala province police spokesman Colonel Ghalib al-Attiyah and health department spokesman Faris al-Azzawi. Attiyah said the checkpoint was crowded with cars, and that a number of them were burned in the blast.
British PM May in Northern Ireland to allay Brexit fears
7/25/2016 5:11:15 AM
By Amanda Ferguson BELFAST (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May visited Northern Ireland on Monday in a bid to allay fears about the impact of the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union on the British province's peace process, its border with Ireland and billions of pounds of EU funding. The June 23 Brexit vote has raised questions over the future of the open border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, which will become Britain's only land frontier with the bloc. Concerns have also been raised about the legal status of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, which ended three decades of fighting between Catholic nationalists seeking a united Ireland and Protestant unionists who wanted to keep Northern Ireland British.
No Brexit talks for several months, EU's Juncker concedes
7/25/2016 5:11:15 AM
Britain will need months of preparation before Brexit talks can start, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday, chiding the government in London for not preparing better for the possibility of a 'Leave' vote. Juncker, who also confirmed Britain would lose unrestricted access to the internal European Union market if it did not accept free movement of workers, said his preference would have been for Brexit talks to start as soon as possible. The British government needs several months to fine-tune its position," Juncker told France 2 television.
Afghan teenager met Munich gunman shortly before attack: prosecutor
7/25/2016 5:10:24 AM
A 16-year-old Afghan youth who was arrested on Sunday had been in contact via WhatsApp with an 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in Munich on Friday and met him just before the attack, the Bavarian public prosecutor said on Monday. "This (WhatsApp) chat and questioning as a suspect has shown that the Afghan met the gunman directly before the gun attack at what was later the scene of the crime," senior public prosecutor Thomas Steinkraus-Koch told a news conference in Munich. The WhatsApp chat also showed the Afghan knew the attacker was in possession of a Glock 17 firearm, Steinkraus-Koch said, adding that the two teenagers got to know each other in the summer of last year when undergoing psychiatric care.
The Latest: Woman killed in knife attack was Polish citizen
7/25/2016 5:09:59 AM
ANSBACH, Germany (AP) вЂ The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany in the past week (all times local):
Top Asian News 10:09 a.m. GMT
7/25/2016 5:09:24 AM
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) вЂ U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with his counterparts from South East Asia after they were unable to agree on a statement criticizing China for territorially expansion in the South China Sea. Kerry met with the foreign ministers from the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at a regional security conference in Laos on Monday and made no direct mention of the South China Sea tensions. Instead, he praised ASEAN for speaking up for "a rules-based international system that protects the rights of all nations." Earlier Monday, the bloc, however, omitted any mention of a recent international arbitration panel ruling in a dispute between the Philippines and China that said Beijing's claims in the South China Sea were illegal.
Kerry meets Southeast Asia ministers after Chinese win
7/25/2016 5:09:17 AM
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) вЂ U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with his counterparts from South East Asia after they were unable to agree on a statement criticizing China for territorially expansion in the South China Sea.
Report: Turkey issues warrants for 42 journalists
7/25/2016 5:08:53 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) вЂ Turkish authorities issued warrants on Monday for the detention of 42 journalists and detained 31 academics, official media reported, as the government pressed ahead with a crackdown against people allegedly linked to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric following a failed coup.
The end of the rat race? New Zealand aims to become rat free
7/25/2016 5:05:12 AM
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) вЂ Their abilities to travel, multiply and spread disease have always made rats one of mankind's greatest pests.
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
7/25/2016 5:02:23 AM
A visit to China last week by the top U.S. admiral highlighted the degree to which territorial disputes in the South China Sea are affecting the relationship between the Pacific powers.
UK leader May in Northern Ireland to allay Brexit concerns
7/25/2016 5:01:35 AM
LONDON (AP) вЂ British Prime Minister Theresa May is visiting Belfast on a trip designed to allay Northern Irish concerns about Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
Manchester derby in Beijing called off after bad weather
7/25/2016 5:00:10 AM
BEIJING (AP) вЂ The International Champions Cup match between Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City has been canceled after recent extreme weather made the playing surface at Beijing's National Stadium unfit for play.
Solar plane nears end of historic round-the-world trip
7/25/2016 4:57:53 AM
Solar Impulse 2 was on Monday approaching the end of its epic bid to become the first sun-powered airplane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel to promote renewable energy. When the experimental aircraft touches down in Abu Dhabi in the early hours of Tuesday it will cap a remarkable 42,000-kilometre (26,097 mile) journey across four continents, two oceans and three seas. With Swiss explorer and project director Bertrand Piccard in the cockpit, the plane is due to land at Al-Bateen Executive Airport in the UAE capital where it launched its tour on March 9, 2015.
Global shares mostly higher on Wall St., dollar, G-20 cheer
7/25/2016 4:53:17 AM
TOKYO (AP) вЂ Global shares were mostly higher Monday, as markets were cheered by upbeat signs from Wall Street, a strengthening U.S. dollar and promises from the Group of 20 nations over the weekend to support global growth.
Ukraine's Georgian corruption fighter sets his sights higher
7/25/2016 4:50:35 AM
ODESSA, Ukraine (AP) вЂ Mikhail Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, has brought his corruption-fighting record to his job as governor of the Odessa region in Ukraine.
Emergency on Greek island after fire threatens homes
7/25/2016 4:47:57 AM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) вЂ Authorities have declared a state of emergency on the Greek island of Chios after a forest fire fanned by high winds threatened homes overnight.
Manchester derby in China canned over weather
7/25/2016 4:39:00 AM
Manchester United's showpiece pre-season derby against Manchester City was cancelled just hours before kick-off Monday after recent "extreme" rain made the Beijing pitch unsafe. "The rain has made it totally unsafe to play on this pitch," said Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano in a statement. Organisers of the International Challenge Cup tournament, which also features Borussia Dortmund, confirmed the match had been called off on grounds of player safety.
Philippine leader declares ceasefire with communist rebels
7/25/2016 4:32:42 AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) вЂ Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a unilateral ceasefire with communist guerrillas effectively immediately Monday and asked the rebels to do the same to end decades of deadly violence and foster the resumption of peace talks.
Calais port chief offers regret for border delays
7/25/2016 4:32:12 AM
LONDON (AP) вЂ The head of the Port of Calais says he'll complain to French authorities about massive delays faced by people trying to cross the border at Dover.
Bangladesh police investigate death of 10-year-old child worker
7/25/2016 4:31:42 AM
Police in Bangladesh are investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy at a textile mill who was killed after co-workers inserted the nozzle of a high-pressure air pump in his rectum and turned it on. The boy, Sagor Borman, worked at a textile mill in Narayanganj, on the outskirts Dhaka, and died on Sunday, police official Forkan Sikdar said. Children under the age of 14 are not allowed to work under Bangladeshi law but child labor is common in a country where almost a quarter of its 160 million people live the below poverty line of $2 a day.
South Korean baseballer under investigation for match-fixing
7/25/2016 4:29:15 AM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) вЂ South Korean police say they're investigating a baseball player who confessed to his team about match-fixing.
Running Man Froome rare highlight at stale Tour de France
7/25/2016 4:28:58 AM
It's been far from a classic Tour de France but the 2016 edition did provide one of the most memorable moments in the race's history. Just like the 1978 strike, the tears of Richard Virenque when kicked out of the 1998 Tour over the Festina affair, or Lance Armstrong going off road on a dangerous mountain descent yet remaining upright, this year's race provided an image that will endure for years. It was Chris Froome, the reigning champion and race leader, who would go on to win a third title, clad from head to toe in yellow and on foot, sensationally running to the finish line of the race's most iconic mountain, Mont Ventoux.
South Korea to pick spent nuclear fuel site by 2028, eyes overseas storage
7/25/2016 4:28:33 AM
South Korea plans to select a site for permanent storage of its high level radioactive waste by 2028, and will also consider storing spent nuclear fuel overseas, the government said on Monday. In the meantime it plans to expand temporary storage facilities at the country's 25 nuclear plants, with some existing sites likely to start to fill up from 2019. South Korea is the world's fifth-biggest user of nuclear power, which accounts about a third of the country's electricity, but it has yet to find a permanent solution for its spent nuclear fuel.
Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling
7/25/2016 4:27:32 AM
BEIJING (AP) вЂ U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice held talks with Chinese officials Monday in the highest-level visit by a White House official since an international tribunal issued a ruling that invalidated China's expansive claims in the South China Sea.
The Latest: Australia asks Beijing, Manila to respect ruling
7/25/2016 4:15:58 AM
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) вЂ The Latest on the meeting in Laos of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (all times local):
China sets up South China Sea environment protection fund
7/25/2016 4:13:31 AM
China has set up a 15 million yuan ($2.25 million) environmental protection fund for the South China Sea having already spent double that in the past four years, the Xinhua state news agency said on Monday. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled this month that China did not have historic rights to the South China Sea and it criticized environmental destruction in the waters. China rejected the ruling and refused to participate in the case.
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How To Go About Finding Cheap
by: Luke Cameron
Almost everyone knows what a computer is and how to use its
basic functions. Some people have their own desktop computers
or laptops. Those who do not own a computer may still be able
to use one by renting or using the ones in public libraries.
However, there are cheap computers that are now available in
the market, so it is possible that everyone and their
grandmothers will be able to afford it. Computers are really
amazing. The technology has evolved so much through the years.
A lot of things can be done with the newest models that were
not possible on the machines which were the βtop of the
lineβ a few decades ago. Give or take a few years from now,
the current computers will be phased out and replaced by a
more stable, more feature-packed machine.
A few years ago computers were very expensive. One unit of a
desktop computer in 1998 cost about $1,600. Thatβs a lot.
Fast forward to the present. The computers in 1998 are nothing
compared to the models that we have now. The machines are
faster, more durable, and capable of multitasking. Imagine
doing so much in so little time! To top it all off, the cost
is definitely worth the product. Nowadays, cheap computers are
very easy to find. Promo packages as low as $300 are not
impossible to find. In fact, they are all over! You might
think that cheap computers are not as good as the high-end
ones, but that is not the case. You get the same
functionality, durability and technology at a very inexpensive
price. But where do you find such cheap computers? Stores like
Circuit City and Best Buy offer packages that are very
inexpensive. However, there is a cheaper alternative β shop
online! There are a lot of online stores that sell either
promo packages or individual hardware parts for you to
assemble. Of course, that is up to you. You purchase a machine
that is tailored to your own needs.
These days, owning a computer is essential. There isnβt any
industry that does not make use of this technology. Computers
aid in learning and working. The world is a much smaller place
now because of computers and the internet. There are just
countless of benefits you can get from one single machine. And
it does not cost much. Cheap computers are now available
online. That is functionality and information within your
DVD Duplication And Replication
by: Michael Colucci
There are two primary methods that are used to copy DVDs, and these are
DVD Duplication and DVD Replication. With the replication method, the
disc will be compressed via a glass master, and the image will be
printed on the surface of the disc. This will produce an effect that is
similar to what you would find in DVDs that are purchased in stores.
With the duplication method, the disc will be burned from the original
DVD onto a blank DVD. The images from the original DVD may be printed
and added to the surface of the new DVD.
If you have the time and money to order a large package of blank DVDs,
it is important to make sure you use DVD duplication or replication.
There are a large number of companies available that can make
professional copies of DVDs. If you use the services that are offered by
these companies, it is important for you to make sure they use the
"compare and verify" function when they are in the process of
burning your discs. A lot of these companies will turn off this feature
so they can speed up the time it takes for them to complete the order,
but making sure the "compare and verify" function is turned on
will insure that you discs are correctly duplicated.
While there are companies available that can mass copy DVDs for you
within a short period of time, purchasing your own equipment can allow
you to make copies of DVDs. The basic thing you will need is a computer
with a DVD burner. A lot of computers now come with DVD burners, and
some of them may be able to burn both CDs and DVDs. If you don't already
have one in your computer, it can be purchased from your local
electronics store. In most cases, internal DVD burners are cheaper than
external burners. Make sure your computer meets the system requirements
for the DVD burner you are purchasing. Once you have the burner, you
will now need to acquire the software.
Some of the most popular DVD burning software are Nero, Alcohol 120%,
and Disc Juggler. Another popular program is DVD 2 Copy. Virtually all
of these programs can be acquired online or at your local electronics
store. If you use a professional company, it is important to compare
them with other companies that offer the same service. A good company
should test your DVD copies on a large number of different DVD players
to make sure they are compatible. In addition to the playback, it is
important to make sure your discs have a professional look. If you have
a large order, it will take a good company about 4 to 5 days to complete
it. However, if you are in a rush, some companies can complete the order
in as little as 2 days.
When it comes to disc storage, you will often be given the option of
"mini" or "full size." Full size will give you the
maximum amount of space per disc, which is about 8.4 gigabytes. The mini
size will give you about 1.47 gigabytes of space per disc. The size that
you choose is dependent on your needs.
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Thousands of firefighters battle fast-spreading wildfire near Los Angeles
More than 1,600 firefighters battled on Monday to contain a fast-spreading wildfire that has forced hundreds of evacuations in the drought-parched canyons north of Los Angeles, destroying 18 homes, killing at least one person and closing a highway. It was threatening a string of small communities near Santa Clarita, just outside the Angeles National Forest, the Los Angeles county sheriff's department said. "This is the fifth year of an ongoing drought, so we have very extreme fire behavior," the fire department chief, Daryl Osby told a Sunday news conference.
Details... Two dead, 14-16 wounded in shooting at Florida nightclub: police
(Reuters) - At least two people were killed and 14 to 16 wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida early on Monday, police said. The shooting took place in the parking lot of Club Blu just after 12:30 a.m. ET and police found "several victims suffering from gunshot wounds," the Fort Myers Police Department said in a statement. Local television reported that the club was hosting a "teen night." The shooting comes six weeks after a massacre at a nightclub in the Florida city of Orlando, in which a lone gunman killed 49 people in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Details...
Dallas police job applications surge after fatal ambush attacks
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The Dallas Police Department, which was struggling to recruit officers, has seen a surge in job applications after the ambush shooting this month that killed five officers and brought global attention to the Texas city, officials said on Friday. During the 12 days following the July 7 shooting, the department said it got 467 job applications, a 344 percent increase compared with the 136 in a similar period in June. That is an average of 38.9 requests per day to become a police recruit compared with an average of 11.3 submissions a day for 12 days in June. Potential officers in the north Texas region have often opted for departments in fast-growing cities surrounding Dallas where starting pay is typically higher than in Dallas.
Details... Authorities: 2 killed, 17 shot at Florida nightclub
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Two people have been killed and more than a dozen shot at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida, authorities said. Details...
Fight turns deadly in Penn's Landing
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Details... Dallas Cowboys staffers' bus involved in fatal Arizona crash
PHOENIX (AP) A van collided with a bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staffers but no players on an Arizona highway, leaving four dead in the van, authorities said.
Details... DNC steps off in Philadelphia with huge protests, high temps
PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Democratic National Convention gets underway Monday in Philadelphia with much bigger demonstrations than the Republican convention and much higher temperatures as the region copes with an oppressive heat wave.
"The party now needs new leadership that will open the doors of the party and welcome in working people and young people." Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders after the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Details...
Californian who tried joining Islamic State faces sentencing
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) A California man who aspired to join the Islamic State group in Syria and lied to get a replacement American passport to head overseas could face two decades in prison Monday when he is set to be sentenced. Details...
MMA promoter ONE Championship targets rapid China expansion
BANGKOK (AP) ONE Championship, the leading mixed martial arts promoter in Asia, plans on more than doubling its number of events in China next year as it uses a fresh injection of funds to target major expansion in the region. Details...
Crash kills Nebraska punter, former Michigan State punter
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a car crash in Wisconsin after working at a kicking clinic, a sheriff's department official said Sunday. LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in the crash.
Details... 'Like a freight train': California wildfire guts 18 homes
LOS ANGELES (AP) Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and forcing thousands to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday.
Details... 28 hospitalized after SEPTA bus, tractor trailer collide in Yeadon
Twenty-eight people are hospitalized after a SEPTA bus and tractor trailer collided in Delaware County.
Details... Protesters hit streets for hot day of marches ahead of DNC
Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted during a heat wave.
Details... Farewell to VCRs: Japanese maker to shelve once-hit product
TOKYO (AP) Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it's yanking the plug on the world's last video cassette recorder. Details...
Four dead as van collides with bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staff in Arizona
(Reuters) - Four people were killed on Sunday when a bus carrying staff of the Dallas Cowboys football team collided with a van on an Arizona highway, authorities said. Details...
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Details... Dallas police investigating death of child left in car
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DNC delegates react to resignation of party chair
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Details... Meet Rachel Gonzales, the youngest DNC delegate
Rachel Gonzales is a 17-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri, who beat out a slew of other competitors to earn her spot as the youngest delegate, who will be voting on the convention floor.
Details... Skydiver missing after jump in Oklahoma
CUSHING, Okla. (AP) Crews in Oklahoma are searching for a missing skydiver whose parachute has been recovered. Details...
AccuWeather: Excessive Heat Through Monday
Meteorologist Melissa Magee says Monday could end up being the hottest day in four years!
Details... Protesters hit the streets for hot day of marches before DNC
Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted during a heat wave.
Details... RNC plans opposition efforts for Philadelphia
While their convention may have wrapped up in Cleveland, the Republicans are now setting their sights on the Democratic National Convention.
Details... The Latest: Meeting starts between ASEAN and China
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) The Latest on the meeting of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (all times local):
Details... Wasserman Schultz goes from favored to on the outs
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning under pressure as Democratic Party chairwoman, a stunning leadership shakeup as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton.